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FREE NHS eye tests

See below to check if you meet the requirements to receive a free NHS eye test.  If you believe that you qualify for an NHS funded eye examination and help with the cost of spectacles please can you bring confirmation of your entitlement or benefits with you.  

Not entitled to a free NHS eye test?

Eye tests from £39

FREE NHS Eye Test - are you entitled?

  • Under 16yrs

  • 16 - 18yrs in full time education

  • 60yrs or over

  • ​Diagnosed with diabetes or glaucoma

  • Considered to be at risk of glaucoma (As advised by an ophthalmologist)

  • 40yrs or over and the parent, brother, sister, son or daughter of a person diagnosed with glaucoma

  • Registered sight impaired or severely sight impaired 

  • Eligible for an NHS Complex Lens Vouchers

  • Or if you are claiming benefits (Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance, Income Related Employment Support Allowance, Universal Credit, Income Support, Pension Credit Guarantee Credit or receiving Tax Credits and meeting qualifying conditions)

  • On a low income and named on a valid HC2 (full help) or HC3 (partial help) certificate

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Optical Voucher - are you entitled?

  • are under 16

  • are 16, 17 or 18 and in full-time education

  • are a prisoner on leave from prison

  • are eligible for an NHS complex lens voucher – your optician can advise you about your entitlement​

  • get Income Support

  • get Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance

  • get Income-based Employment and Support Allowance

  • get Pension Credit Guarantee Credit

  • get tax credits and meet the criteria

  • get Universal Credit and meet the criteria

  • have a low income and are named on a valid NHS HC2 certificate for full help with health cost

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Find Your Local Branch

Visit your nearest Kelly Eyecare branch in Bournemouth, Brockenhurst, or Ringwood.

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Book an Appointment

To book your appointment, phone your local branch or use the link below to book online.

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Patient Stories

"Was welcomed by the receptionist, who even offered tea/coffee. Optician (Alex) was very thorough, took his time to explain everything with me. Stephanie measured for glasses and fitted them when they arrived - very patient. All staff have time for their customers - all my family are with Kelly Eyecare - wouldn't go anywhere else."

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